We Want a Bottle of Averill Creek Vineyard’s New Blackberry Vermouth

We’re a pretty satisfied bunch, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t covetous. Sometimes we see things out there that we just must have. Cool Things We Want is an archive of those earthly desires.

Averill Creek Vineyard‘s new Vermouth was made with vineyard-grown blackberries, aromatics (including old growth Red Cedar and Earl Grey tea from Vancouver Island’s Westholme Tea Company), and 7-year old solera aged fortified wine. All of that beautifully bottled deliciousness adds up to a terroir-full apéritif, ideal for sipping over ice, or poured over ice cream, post-dinner on a sunny spring or summer evening…you get the idea.

Bottles of the Vermouth (approximately $33 each) were released earlier this March and are now scarce. Averill Creek’s online store is already sold out. The bottles that do remain will probably be scooped up quickly, so if you want to get one for yourself some sleuthing will be in order. In Vancouver, Gastown’s Juice Bar might be a good place to start


There are 0 comments

We Want This Ingenious Japanese Toilet-Sink Hybrid

Over a half-century after its inception, why aren't all Vancouver apartment bathrooms (at the very least) equipped with one of these space- and water-saving models?

COOL THINGS WE WANT // A Pair of Peated Whiskies from Odd Society Spirits

Count on the East Van distillery to keep our liquor cabinet well-stocked with irresistible - almost illicitly so - and out-of-the-ordinary bottles of booze.

COOL THINGS WE WANT // Pacific Rhythm’s ‘Sipping Wine Feeling Fine!’ T-Shirt

Meet our new favourite t-shirt, designed by the local record label in conjunction with Open Ferment Natural Wine Fair's first event.

COOL THINGS WE WANT // To Warm Up With a Sons of Vancouver ‘2021 Whisky Advent Calendar’

Each calendar includes two dozen miniature bottles of cask strength whiskies and liqueurs - the gray and rainy days are about to get a lot more interesting!